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)
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 361,434

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 361,434

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fair Oaks Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,346,250

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