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)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Enroll Indy Inc N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion 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
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,620,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Enroll Indy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,620,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 396,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Enroll Indy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,620,400

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13110 records found.