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)
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scripps College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 8,031,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scripps College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 8,031,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 70,427

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Every Student Every Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scripps College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 8,031,700

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13110 records found.