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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 261,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 111,938

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holy Names University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TeachAIDS CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 974,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 49,650

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