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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,327,015

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universitat Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Climate Solutions N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,327,015

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller CA Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. IN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Small Things CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corpus Christi Monastery CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lutheran Church of Our Savior CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 496,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universitat Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,327,015

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13110 records found.