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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cure JM Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Barbara N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregational Church of San Mateo San Mateo CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,046,745

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM -24,524,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 134,850

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cure JM Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PediPlace United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Barbara United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregational Church of San Mateo United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,046,745

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13110 records found.