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)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GO Campaign N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gracefull Foundation N/A CO United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 367,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GO Campaign N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gracefull Foundation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 367,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Solutions International, Inc NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 958,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GO Campaign United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gracefull Foundation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 367,750

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13110 records found.