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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
DC Independent Film Festival N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shades LLC N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
World Food Program USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LearnLaunch Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 971,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
DC Independent Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shades LLC N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
World Food Program USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LearnLaunch Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 971,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc MN Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Back On My Feet PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sandia Search Dogs NM Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,363,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shades LLC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
World Food Program USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LearnLaunch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pew Charitable Trusts United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 971,850

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13110 records found.