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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 138,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 138,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
FFWD CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc TX Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,289,672

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 138,800

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13110 records found.