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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 599,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 599,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girltrek Incorporated DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,984,935

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Margaret J. Kemp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 599,250

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13110 records found.