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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 545,970

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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 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,226,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildland Firefighter Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 545,970

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13110 records found.