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)
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A AZ United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,185,985

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,185,985

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Kings Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 556,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eisenhower Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance Defending Freedom United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,185,985

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13110 records found.