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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Dreams for Schools N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 413,315

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 326,700

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Arizona State University Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,445,716

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 709,950

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