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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Page SUM 1,982,575

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Educate Together Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Page SUM 1,982,575

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other 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
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development 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
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,193,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 12,533,350

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13110 records found.