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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Unloop N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexington Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.