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)
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 8,209,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
University of Waterloo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 8,209,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fred T Korematsu Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Kings Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 702,155

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 7,968,050

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13110 records found.