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)
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Iranian American Council N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,160,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Iranian American Council N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,160,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homeward Bound of Marin CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 182,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,160,900

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13110 records found.