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)
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Frankfort Elementary School N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 176,415

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 645,533

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA 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
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
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
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 5,191,500

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bail Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Economic Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Solo Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,616,610

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13110 records found.