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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Georgia State University Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Purdue University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Indiana University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 1,958,940

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gathering for Justice Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.