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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schools for Salone N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,402,514

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schools for Salone N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,402,514

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Transformation Church DE Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CNatureNet MN Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 7,581,720

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