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)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heartbeat N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 664,159

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heartbeat N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 664,159

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The STAR Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,404,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions International, Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 664,159

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13110 records found.