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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Reading Tree San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Ithaca College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 293,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
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
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,085,366

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