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)
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,832,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
American Philosophical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,832,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dec My Room Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Churchill Club CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation NJ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 2,097,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Awe Tibuame, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,832,250

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13110 records found.