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 descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Plug in America N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 2,336,535

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Madre Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Plug in America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 2,336,535

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,782,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Madre Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 2,336,535

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13110 records found.