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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 7,362,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 7,362,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oligo Nation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 563,616

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 7,362,450

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13110 records found.