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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
PENCIL INC N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
PENCIL INC N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
World Pulse Voices OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
PENCIL INC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pacific Primary United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 600,000

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13110 records found.