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)
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Iranian American Council N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,160,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Garden Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Momentum Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 526,052

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 43,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Momentum Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 526,052

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13110 records found.