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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Page SUM 724,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Page SUM 724,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Westgate Community Bible Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 101,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Page SUM 724,650

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13110 records found.