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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Speaker Series N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,634,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Speaker Series N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,634,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Operation Helmet Incorporated TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,091,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Adult Day Health Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Speaker Series United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,634,400

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13110 records found.