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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wake Forest University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Page SUM 366,796

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Page SUM 366,796

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Dec My Room Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,176,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Page SUM 366,796

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13110 records found.