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, and corporate 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)
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Edify N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 630,802

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridge House N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 1,166,600

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio CA Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Page SUM 197,090

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 607,068

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