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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International N/A VIC Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,270,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,270,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ball State University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Road Runners Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 620,403

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,270,500

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13110 records found.