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)
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,240
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
On Being Project N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Educational First Steps N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Relay Graduate School of Education N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Page SUM 973,140

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hope for Henry Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mountain View Whisman School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 31,333
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 110,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Page SUM 2,383,608

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Libertys Kitchen LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
National Council of Young Israel CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Donor Advised 2019 57,240
On the Move CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Promise54 OH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Page SUM 1,655,840

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hope for Henry Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mountain View Whisman School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,333
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 110,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Page SUM 2,383,608

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13280 records found.