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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
Alameda Elementary School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Global Fund for Children N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Page SUM 567,083

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
Alameda Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Global Fund for Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Page SUM 567,083

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation NM Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Commemorative Air Force TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 500,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Design that Matters Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
Alameda Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Global Fund for Children United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Diablo Valley College Foundation United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Page SUM 567,083

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13110 records found.