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)
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd N/A NJ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,217,332

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Partners International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,217,332

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gavilan College Educational Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community College District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Public Radio NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
City Year, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition MN Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Buddhist Global Relief NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,221,809

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Partners International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bail Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,217,332

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13110 records found.