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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
1M1B Foundation N/A NV United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 20,216,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 105,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 24,100

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
1M1B Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 20,216,500

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13110 records found.