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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
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
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scripps College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 7,802,435

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Page SUM 227,440

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 213,104

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
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
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scripps College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 7,412,435

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13110 records found.