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)
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Telluride Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corpus Christi Monastery San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,338,756

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Telluride Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corpus Christi Monastery San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,361,756

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Progress CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Manzanar Committee CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,845,091

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Answers Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,357,256

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13110 records found.