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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,078,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,078,775

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Joseph School NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lawrence Schools Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Paula Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 751,995

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,078,775

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13110 records found.