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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
University of Eastern Finland N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loyola University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,287,841

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
University of Eastern Finland N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hope for Paws N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loyola University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,287,841

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Youngstown State University Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 563,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
University of Eastern Finland Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loyola University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,287,841

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13110 records found.