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)
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 390,240

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 7,601,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Fathers and Families CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 152,727

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 7,601,650

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13110 records found.