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)
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,357,227

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vassar College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,357,227

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Historical Society of Watertown MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Monument Academy Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Melanoma MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Samburu Project Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 263,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vassar College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,357,227

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13110 records found.