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)
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Future Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 859,287

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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
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
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 645,533

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY 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
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,194,500

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilcox Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,047,591

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