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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
BRAC USA Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LymeDisease.org N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 928,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
BRAC USA Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LymeDisease.org N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 525
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 928,975

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
YMCA of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Park City Foundation UT Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 20,858,115

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
BRAC USA Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LymeDisease.org United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 928,975

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13110 records found.