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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oaks Christian School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TeachAIDS N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Family Services N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 156,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 121,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 652,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oaks Christian School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TeachAIDS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Family Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 156,400

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13110 records found.