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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 707,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of National Guard Families N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 151,530

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 10,728,604

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Margaret J. Kemp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StartOut United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 707,650

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13110 records found.