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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,404,843

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,404,843

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page Education Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc IL Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
IDEO.ORG CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Chinese American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Page SUM 655,716

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,404,843

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13110 records found.