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 descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) N/A United Kingdom Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 408
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,550,658

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 408
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,546,658

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) United Kingdom Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 408
Feed the Children, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,549,708

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13110 records found.