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)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 621,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 621,200

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13110 records found.