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)
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 524,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mending Kids International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Page SUM 2,806,468

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeschool Now Hawaii HI Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 393,170

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Denis Hurley Centre Trust South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Page SUM 2,806,468

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13110 records found.