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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Waldorf School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,730,441

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Morehouse College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Waldorf School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,730,441

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 82,760

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Morehouse College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Waldorf School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,730,441

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13110 records found.