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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Green America N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Rising World Incorporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Bristol N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,177,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Bristol N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,177,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Black Families CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 451,703

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Green America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Day School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Rising World Incorporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Bristol England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,177,250

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13110 records found.