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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of the Pacific N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Air Force Association N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Paraclete Mission Group Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
MIND Research Institute N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
PARS Equality Center Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,228,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 136,724

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 234,650

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of the Pacific United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Oligo Nation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Air Force Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Paraclete Mission Group Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
MIND Research Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,228,300

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13280 records found.