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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thistle Farms N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Page SUM 2,214,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thistle Farms N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Page SUM 2,214,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Random Acts of Flowers CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Meira Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,078,675

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thistle Farms United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Page SUM 2,214,400

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13110 records found.