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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Puerto Rico Community Foundation N/A PR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Dignity Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Bonds Inc N/A CT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,011,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Puerto Rico Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Dignity Health Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Bonds Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Village School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,011,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Frankfort Elementary School MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CelebrateMercy OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 442,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Puerto Rico Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Dignity Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Bonds Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,011,600

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13110 records found.