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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mending Kids International N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,825,148

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mending Kids International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,825,148

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 334,140

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Denis Hurley Centre Trust South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,825,148

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13110 records found.