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)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Green Corps Inc N/A CO United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mayan Families N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Green Corps Inc N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mayan Families N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project H Design CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Torah Schools For Israel NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,138,675

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Green Corps Inc United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 303,933

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13110 records found.