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)
New Israel Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 475,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Primary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 13,523,287

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 728,589

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