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)
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,025,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,025,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,642,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Words & Warmth United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 947,800

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13110 records found.