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 descending Year Amount (USD)
The Boston Foundation N/A MA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Richmond N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 693,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Richmond N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 693,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Diocese of Central Florida Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 1,177,450

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