Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Sanket Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lide Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,541,899

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Sanket Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lide Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,541,899

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kehillah Jewish High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Fox Island Concerts Inc ME Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Beach Citizens CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 740,480

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lide Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,541,899

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13110 records found.