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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Treepeople Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,044,052

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 588,756

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 922,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Page SUM 1,027,700

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13110 records found.