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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A DC United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 57,737
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 697,944

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 116,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amigos for Christ GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 473,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 57,737
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 697,944

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13110 records found.