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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Heartbeat N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 197,380

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children MI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,480,400

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