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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Educate! N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Detroit Association of Black Organizations N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,570,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Our Lady of the Isle N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 7,256,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 33,640,506

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Educate! United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Venture Education Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Detroit Association of Black Organizations United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,570,725

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13110 records found.