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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Camelot Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Momentum Community Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc N/A ID United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Page SUM 1,256,171

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
CURATUS Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 870,987

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Camelot Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Momentum Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Page SUM 1,435,171

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13110 records found.