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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
ROSIES Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
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
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Page SUM 1,444,835

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ROSIES Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Page SUM 1,444,835

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CAMFED USA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 40,629,560

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ROSIES Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eisenhower Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Page SUM 1,444,835

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13110 records found.