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)
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mongol Ecology Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food for Thought N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,402,335

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mongol Ecology Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food for Thought N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,402,335

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Educators for Excellence NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,250
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Louis University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 242,226

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mongol Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Adventurous Black Women United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food for Thought United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,402,335

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13110 records found.