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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,468,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,468,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation OR Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 525
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ultimate Impact Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Oregon Military Museum Project OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 861,475

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