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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 3,374,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 3,374,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
CURATUS CA Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
LearnLaunch Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PartnersGlobal DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 992,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 709,711

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