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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LearnLaunch Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,601,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TNTP Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Opportunity Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Page SUM 1,100,493

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc IL Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 880,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TNTP Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Opportunity Trust United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Page SUM 1,100,493

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13110 records found.