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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Internews Network N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City and County of Honolulu N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Epic Transitions San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Methow Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Internews Network N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City and County of Honolulu N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
Georgetown University DC Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,040
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,521,988

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Epic Transitions United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City and County of Honolulu United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.