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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Peace First, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A ND United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 313,704

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peace First, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 313,754

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Ships TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Juilliard School NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,853
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Public Advocates, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Ed Asner Family Center CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
RealOptions CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Historic Cherry Hill NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Raymond's School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,300,603

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peace First, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Alliance on Aging Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 313,754

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13280 records found.