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)
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lutheran Church of Our Savior Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ho'ola Lahui Hawai'i N/A HI United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 762,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lutheran Church of Our Savior Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peace Over Violence N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ho'ola Lahui Hawai'i N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sports Challenge TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Unify the World CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 417,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lutheran Church of Our Savior United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ho'ola Lahui Hawai'i United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 762,700

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13110 records found.