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)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 151,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 151,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seed Global Health Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fangcao Reading Circle CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 408
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways for America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 284,158

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puerto Rico Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Beyond Type 1 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CAMFED USA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Paul Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 25,161,367

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13110 records found.