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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Revere High School N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Page SUM 133,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Revere High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Page SUM 133,400

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13110 records found.
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Revere High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Page SUM 133,400

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13110 records found.