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)
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thistle Farms N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,260,032

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thistle Farms N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,260,032

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Page SUM 3,345,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thistle Farms United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,260,032

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13110 records found.