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)
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,200
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,550,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Association Consortium pour les Aires et Territ N/A Switzerland Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Barr Center N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
California Budget & Policy Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,350
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2019 300
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 5,013,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,200
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,550,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Association Consortium pour les Aires et Territ N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Barr Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
California Budget & Policy Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,350
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 300
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 5,013,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Monument Academy Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 450
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Equity Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Park Day School Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,832,925

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,200
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,550,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Association Consortium pour les Aires et Territ Switzerland Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Barr Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
California Budget & Policy Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Faces United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,350
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2019 300
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 5,013,550

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13280 records found.