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)
Principe Productions Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Taft Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rural Development Fund Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Niagara Hospice, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 607,380

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Principe Productions Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Taft Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rural Development Fund Public Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Niagara Hospice, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 607,380

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pet Assisted Therapy Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union Square Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 316,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Principe Productions Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Taft Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rural Development Fund Public Fund Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Niagara Hospice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 607,380

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13110 records found.