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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cause Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
Sutter Medical Center Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Maryland N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,332,405

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cause Fund Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
Sutter Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,332,405

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 41,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 222,225

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13110 records found.