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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Melanoma Research Alliance Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Association of State Boards of Education N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
ACCION International N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
No Immigrants No Spice Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 685,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Relay Graduate School of Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equamore Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Smithsonian Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Gateways N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,350
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM -102,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Empower Schools Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sojourners DC Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amherst College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Student Defense Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Terra Nova Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 370,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Relay Graduate School of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Daughters of Zion Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equamore Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sierra Nevada College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Smithsonian Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Gateways United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,350
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM -102,400

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13280 records found.