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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 575,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 591,006

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sonoma Speaker Series CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
MyPath CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 734,588

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -23,699,231

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