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)
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 3,591,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 3,591,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wings Learning Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -60,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Le Moyne College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,701,730

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 3,591,800

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13110 records found.