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)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Matthew School N/A NJ United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,894,598

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Page SUM 2,083,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 858,007

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Duke University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 61,212
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Enfoque Ciudad United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
5280 High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lowell Jr. High Football Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Education Foundation for African Children United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project TF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Page SUM 2,313,912

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13110 records found.