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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Plastic Oceans International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Protect Our Winters N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Barbara Sinatra Childrens Center Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SAGA Innovations N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Boston College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Plastic Oceans International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Protect Our Winters N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Barbara Sinatra Childrens Center Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SAGA Innovations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Boston College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Plastic Oceans International United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Adrian C. Wilcox High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Protect Our Winters United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Refugee Transitions United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Barbara Sinatra Childrens Center Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SAGA Innovations United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Boston College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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13280 records found.