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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Bhutan Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Page SUM 965,811

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Learning Center Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Miss Porters School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 832,570

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Miss Porters School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Foundation for Sustainable Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 832,570

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