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)
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Just Vision Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Soze Foundation N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 585,248

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Just Vision Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Soze Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 585,248

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Employment Opportunities NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HelpHopeLive Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 620,075

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Soze Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 585,248

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13110 records found.