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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
The Bhutan Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 24,615,561

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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
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education 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
The Bhutan Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 24,615,561

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MEET International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 2,293,950

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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
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Social Justice Collaborative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education 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
The Bhutan Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 24,615,561

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13110 records found.