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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sports Challenge N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wake Forest University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Rios Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Callipeplon Society N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sports Challenge N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Rios Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Callipeplon Society N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Pacific Wildlife Care CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
FCL Educational Fund CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
CNatureNet MN Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Harvey Mudd College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sports Challenge United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pop Up Zendo United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Rios Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Callipeplon Society United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.