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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greyhound Pets of America N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maui Preparatory Academy N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Teachers Elementary Academy N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement N/A IL United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 441,920

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greyhound Pets of America N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maui Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Teachers Elementary Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 441,920

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 471,009

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Page SUM 3,524,267

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13110 records found.