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)
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 984,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 997,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Maui Preparatory Academy HI Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 139,235

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,712,400

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13110 records found.