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)
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GO Campaign N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Expression Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GO Campaign N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles CA Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Mujer, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Expression Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GO Campaign United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 390,120

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13110 records found.