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)
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Face Forward Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 12,426,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Face Forward Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 12,426,575

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Frontier Innovations Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Ann’s School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 230,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Face Forward Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 12,426,575

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13110 records found.