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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
JBI International, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Pepin Academies Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PFLAG Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 213,799

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,652,002

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 2,747,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
JBI International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Pepin Academies Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PFLAG Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 213,799

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13110 records found.