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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 653,074

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 653,074

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fordham University NY Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 355,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 653,074

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13110 records found.