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, 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International N/A VIC Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,286,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,286,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Freefrom CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Kamukama Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kartemquin Educational Films IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 466,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,286,250

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13110 records found.