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)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosa N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,493,467

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosa N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,493,467

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Inc NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Flying Kites, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fremont Candle Lighters CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,855,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosa England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,493,467

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13110 records found.