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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Students for Service Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Page SUM 373,223

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Students for Service Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Page SUM 373,223

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Imagine Supported Living Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Miami FL Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Project 1 27 CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Kidney Fund, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 11,450,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Students for Service Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Alum Rock Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Page SUM 373,223

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13110 records found.