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, and corporate 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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,671,009

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Partners N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,671,009

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation OH Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Revere High School MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Nantucket Atheneum MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Hospice by the Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 841,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,671,009

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13110 records found.