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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Arpan Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montana Land Reliance N/A MT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Heartspring Inc N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Impact Melanoma Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JIMENA, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 855,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Page SUM 168,798

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 321,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Arpan Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montana Land Reliance United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Heartspring Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Impact Melanoma Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JIMENA, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 855,900

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13280 records found.