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)
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
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 362,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coachart Org N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 4,459,164

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coachart Org United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 362,000

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13110 records found.