Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 8,281,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
University of Waterloo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 8,281,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CNatureNet MN Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Year Up Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Page SUM 7,581,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 8,281,850

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13110 records found.