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)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture 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
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 24,027,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 24,027,625

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation IL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc TN Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 1,509,949

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Paul Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 24,027,625

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13110 records found.