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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Selby Lane School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 215,430

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hustle Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jackson Hole Ski Club N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,593,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gather Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 914,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,096,385

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