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)
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,257
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 74,000
Brothers Empowered To Teach Initiative N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,377,107

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,257
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 74,000
Brothers Empowered To Teach Initiative N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,377,107

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Watershed Center Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of Notre Dame Du Lac IN Education Donor Advised 2019 255,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of IDC NY Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Esalen Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for Tulsa Schools OK Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 752
Page SUM 826,742

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,257
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stanford Health Care 227 United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 74,000
Brothers Empowered To Teach Initiative United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,377,107

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13280 records found.