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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lupus Foundation of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 668,828
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 15,000
OC International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Operation Smile, Inc. N/A VA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 770,028

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 103,970

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,244,375

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lomita Park Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lupus Foundation of Northern California United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Michael Harris Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2019 668,828
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Peace Corps Association United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 875,903

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13280 records found.