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)
United States Catholic Conference N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Stichting Mama Cash N/A Netherlands Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 2,405,640

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Stichting Mama Cash N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 2,405,640

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 750,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
HFF Charitable Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Stichting Mama Cash Netherlands Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 2,405,640

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13110 records found.