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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Sanket Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,927,099

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Sanket Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,927,099

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JOIN OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 186,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mothers Against Murder United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Emanu-El United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,927,099

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13110 records found.