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)
Savannah College of Art and Design N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 289,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Savannah College of Art and Design N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 289,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Crisis Intervention Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Samburu Project Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Martha's Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,142,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Savannah College of Art and Design United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Roy Gomm Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 289,650

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13110 records found.