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)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
4word N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Real School Gardens N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Open Space Council Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Page SUM 14,962,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
4word N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Real School Gardens N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Open Space Council Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Page SUM 14,962,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 625
MEET International, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Montana Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music Education Coalition Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 53,950
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 377,575

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
4word United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Real School Gardens United States Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Open Space Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Page SUM 14,962,500

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13280 records found.