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)
Safe & Sound San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Belle Haven Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Page SUM 2,617,233

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Safe & Sound San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Belle Haven Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Page SUM 2,617,233

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Drexel University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Encircle Family and Youth Resource Center UT Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Fellowship BMEC Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Upsolve Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Free the Bid CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,602,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Safe & Sound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Belle Haven Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Born This Way Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Page SUM 2,617,233

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13280 records found.