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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
JBI International, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 614,299

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
JBI International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 614,299

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 891,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
JBI International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 614,299

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13110 records found.