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)
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International N/A VIC Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,767,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,767,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Pacific University OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sister Song, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Refugee Committee MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,438,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,767,550

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13110 records found.