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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Reed Institute N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 7,707,484

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Caterinas Club N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Project Access Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Montage Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Outreach Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 933,335

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 33,632,906

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Reed Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Flourish Agenda United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 7,707,484

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13110 records found.