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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ 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 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,885,773

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,885,773

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition FL Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Optimistic Traveler CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,416,630

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,885,773

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13110 records found.