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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Learning, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Mana N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
BendFilm N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Mana N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 473,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Learning, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
BendFilm United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Mana United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 473,700

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13110 records found.