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)
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
LymeDisease.org N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aesara Foundation N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 624,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Momentum Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ocean Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 209,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Buddhist Global Relief NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 32,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Odyssey School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MEET International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 762,215

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13110 records found.