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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Scientist N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Saint Saviours Center N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Honey Foundation N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 471,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,402,541

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 9,623,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Scientist United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Saint Saviours Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Honey Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 471,250

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13110 records found.