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)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,568,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Rios Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Trieste N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Claremont McKenna College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellspring San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 749,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shawnee Mission Northwest High KS Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Madre Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Other Side Academy UT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cascade School of Music OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lomita Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 705,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Abrazos & Books United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Rios Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Trieste Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Claremont McKenna College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 749,300

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13110 records found.