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 descending Year Amount (USD)
William Carey University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Call to Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,333,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Memory Alive NV Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Diocese of Fall River MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 661,600

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