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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation N/A NY United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A OH United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Universitat Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation N/A International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Impact Melanoma United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Universitat Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Moreau Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.