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)
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Gainesville Independent School Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Miami N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Griffith University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Black Teacher Collaborative Incorporated N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,250
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young & Healthy N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hypersomnia Foundation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Gainesville Independent School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Miami N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Black Teacher Collaborative Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,250
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young & Healthy N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hypersomnia Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
VillageReach WA Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
Give US the Floor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wellesley College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grow Dat Youth Farm LA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hispanic Federation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,825,000
HRJ Charities Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Immaculate Heart of Mary School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Congregation Emanu-El CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Policy Studies DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 8,198,327

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Gainesville Independent School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Miami United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Black Teacher Collaborative Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,250
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Purpose Co United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hypersomnia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 273,250

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13280 records found.