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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosa N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
University of Detroit Mercy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,431,717

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of the South Pacific N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosa N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,431,717

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Flying Kites, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fremont Candle Lighters CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Algemeiner Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 331,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of the South Pacific Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosa England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Policy Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,431,717

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13110 records found.