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)
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 7,291,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Safe Place, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Internews Network N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 709,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Restoration LA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,760,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 709,700

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13110 records found.