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)
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eastern Congo Initiative N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,313,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eastern Congo Initiative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,313,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Page SUM 2,307,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eastern Congo Initiative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,313,100

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13110 records found.