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)
Jesuit High School of New Orleans N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Kheyti Inc N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Medshadow Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 798,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Israel Fund San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Odyssey Learning Center Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
FreeFrom N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Northern California Counties Time Bank N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Odyssey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Freiburger Munsterbauverein e.V. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,262,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parent Booster USA Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 306,000
Global Press Institute DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Project Orbis International Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inner-City Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2019 197,740
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 754,724

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Odyssey Learning Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
FreeFrom United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Northern California Counties Time Bank United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Odyssey School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Freiburger Munsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,262,500

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13280 records found.