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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
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
Page SUM 863,331

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
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
Page SUM 863,331

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,495,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Children Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
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
Page SUM 863,331

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13110 records found.