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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Center for Inquiry Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,863,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Center for Inquiry Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,863,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Leads Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Angle Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Warrior Canine Connection MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 414,483

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,863,450

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13110 records found.