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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
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
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
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
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 7,719,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
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
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 7,719,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
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
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 401,975

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
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
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
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
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 7,719,600

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13110 records found.