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)
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A ND United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,994,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,994,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ball State University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Road Runners Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 268,683

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doug Coombs Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,994,000

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13110 records found.