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)
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Moving Forward Towards Independence N/ANapa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fair Oaks Beautification Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Firelight Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,300
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Force 11 N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 26,100
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,438,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Moving Forward Towards Independence N/ANapa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fair Oaks Beautification Association Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Firelight Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,300
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Force 11 N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,000
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 26,100
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,438,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Better Markets Inc DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,825,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Native Women-s Resource Center AK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 700
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Night Ministry IL Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 -175
Friends Select School PA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,287
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Girls Angle Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 8,439,812

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Black Organizing Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Moving Forward Towards Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fair Oaks Beautification Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Firelight Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,300
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Force 11 United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 26,100
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Oxford Day Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Witness Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,438,900

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13280 records found.