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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School Lab San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 3,750,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
Tompkins Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University Cooperative Housing Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Educate Our State Leadership Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
International Association of Ministers and Ministries Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Wender-Weis Foundation for Children Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 750
CareMessage San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 81,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 11,875
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 250,000
Hale Ranch Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 4,316,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 11,875
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 208,165
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 353
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 363,493

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 750
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Black Belt Community Foundation Inc AL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 115,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Black Belt Community Foundation Inc AL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Black Belt Community Foundation Inc AL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Alaska Literacy Program Inc. AK Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Inian Island Institute Inc AK Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Eyak Preservation Council AK Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Outer Coast AK Education Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Outer Coast AK Education Donor Advised 2020 1,750
Page SUM 310,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 3,216,300

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