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)
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belay Global N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 312,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 312,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aesara Foundation NC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Afiya Center TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures ATL Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 840,965

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 312,450

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13110 records found.