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, and corporate 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)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Universitat Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Universitat Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Omni Commons United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.