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)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Life International N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 375,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,983,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Page SUM 193,811

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Life International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Baker Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 375,000

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13110 records found.