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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loyola University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Yeshiva University N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PATH Drug Solutions N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 136,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tebah USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,616,889

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ultimate Peace Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Nicholas School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amigos for Christ GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 310,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Faithful Fools Street Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dartmouth Home & School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loyola University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Yeshiva University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PATH Drug Solutions United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 136,500

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13110 records found.