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 County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,750,500

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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 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 375,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Arizona State University Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 565,016

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 40,200

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