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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,039,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,039,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dublin High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Atherton Now CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc CO Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Morehouse College GA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Immigration Council DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Policing Equity NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,401,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Refugee Assistance Project Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project H Design United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,039,000

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13280 records found.