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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Northwest Passage Limited N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page Education Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kansas Athletics Incorporated N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 5,640,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
FII - National Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 460,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 297,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
FII - National United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 460,400

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13110 records found.