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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 609,385

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 101,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -23,082,356

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Judo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 609,385

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13110 records found.