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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Friends of the Children N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,473,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Friends of the Children N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,473,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Camaldolese Hermits of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 905,956

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Friends of the Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Educacy United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,473,850

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13110 records found.