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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Neighbors Inc N/A OK United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North American Grouse Partnership N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 587,645

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Neighbors Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North American Grouse Partnership N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 587,645

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Page SUM 243,615

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