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 Countysort descending State 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 20,000
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GO Campaign N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gracefull Foundation N/A CO United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Soliya Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 513,045

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Expression Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GO Campaign N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gracefull Foundation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Soliya Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 513,045

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 226,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Page SUM 25,164,100

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