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)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Village UCC San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Belle Haven Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. N/A PA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Village UCC San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
William Jessup University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 227,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Village UCC San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
WeHOPE San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Belle Haven Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Crisis Text Line N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Village UCC San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
William Jessup University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 227,850

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Austin Krishnas Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Black Alliance for Just Immigration NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Progress CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium VT Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Church of Christ Scientist MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 287,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Village UCC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Belle Haven Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Village UCC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
William Jessup University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 227,850

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13280 records found.