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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Medha Corp N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 357,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Medha Corp N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 357,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harold Pump Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 345,575

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 357,800

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13110 records found.