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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Providence College N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 619,833
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Saint Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,132,283

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Providence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 619,833
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Saint Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,132,283

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Scripted, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology SD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St Marys Home OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Standupgirl Com Foundation Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Bay School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tarjimly, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Trinity Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,160
University of Chicago IL Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University School OH Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Water Org Inc MO International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 318,259

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Providence College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 619,833
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 76,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Saint Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,132,283

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13280 records found.