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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Teachers Who Pray Inc. N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc N/A ID United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 57,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships Inc N/A PA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Transylvania Vocational Services Inc N/A NC United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,269,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Teachers Who Pray Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 57,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Transylvania Vocational Services Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,269,200

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Creating Hope International MI Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption OH Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Page SUM 446,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Teachers Who Pray Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 57,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Transylvania Vocational Services Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,269,200

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13280 records found.