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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 247,437

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 247,437

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles CA Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Solutions International, Inc NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,560,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arden Wood Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 247,437

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13110 records found.