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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
University of Eastern Finland N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
University of Eastern Finland N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reed Institute OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
University of Eastern Finland Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 702,967

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13110 records found.