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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc N/A CT United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,786
Page SUM 928,154

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,343,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 36,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,786
Page SUM 928,154

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13110 records found.