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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
1000 Friends of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Greenhouse Scholars N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Refugee Committee N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 3,001,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ross Valley Charter School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Institute for Local Government N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids At Hope N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Light From Light Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
PORCH-Durham N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Glenbard West High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM -114,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center SC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Best Chance NM Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 570,306

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loved Twice United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Greenhouse Scholars United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Refugee Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Mothers Against Murder United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Emanu-El United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 3,001,375

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13110 records found.