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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Childrens Scholarship Fund N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 333,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Early Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GO Campaign N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Gracefull Foundation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 763,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Martha's Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rogue Retreat OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Digital NEST CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Institute for the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 272,270

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Calmer Choice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 967,850

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