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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Act for Congo Inc N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc N/A ID United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Spirituality Project N/A IL United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,111,006

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 645,533

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,181,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Act for Congo Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Spirituality Project United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,111,006

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13110 records found.