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)
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A WI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Visual Communications Media N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Page SUM 1,252,614

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Visual Communications Media N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Page SUM 1,252,614

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Visual Communications Media United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Page SUM 1,252,614

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13110 records found.