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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Baylor School N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hospice Family Care N/A AL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. N/A FL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 420,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Repairers of the Breach Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 894,042

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,280,200

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