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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ocean Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gogebic Community College Found N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 285,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ocean Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 285,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lawrence Schools Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 199,390

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doug Coombs Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crisis Intervention Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gogebic Community College Found United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 285,750

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13110 records found.