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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Forever Young Foundation N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii N/A HI United States Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LEVI N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,562,330

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Forever Young Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LEVI N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,562,330

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways for America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
IDEO.ORG NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,845,825

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Forever Young Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii United States Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LEVI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,562,330

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13110 records found.