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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Home N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
Hope for the Warriors N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,166,003

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Friends of Payton Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,872,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milton Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Personal Ponies Limited GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence Schools Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 147,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Partners in Oakland Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
Hope for the Warriors United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Japan Society of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,166,003

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13110 records found.