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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Refugee Women N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 928,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Refugee Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Memory Alive NV Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Diocese of Fall River MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Page SUM 23,879,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Refugee Women England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 928,850

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13110 records found.