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)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Friends of IDC N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community N/A SC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 25,180,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 25,180,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. MT Other Donor Advised 2019 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Grey Bears CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Disaster Philanthropy Inc DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
If Not Now DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 450
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 460,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Friends of IDC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Doug Coombs Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 25,180,500

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13280 records found.