Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A AZ United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,419,408

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,419,408

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees for Harvard University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wings Learning Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc MD Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 245,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eisenhower Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance Defending Freedom United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,419,408

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13110 records found.