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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A WI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Visual Communications Media N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Page SUM 1,252,614

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Solidarity Network, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 755,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Solidarity Network, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 755,250

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