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 Statesort descending 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 2,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Lide Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Raymond's School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,123,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 25,379,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Moms Against Poverty CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oligo Nation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
Page SUM 406,816

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 25,290,900

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13110 records found.