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 Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Take the Lead Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A SC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A NM United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 586,016

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 586,016

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Profit, Inc. MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Page SUM 5,721,074

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lutheran Church in America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Take the Lead Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 586,016

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13110 records found.