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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CPC Behavioral Healthcare Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Moving Traditions N/A PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Oncology, Inc. N/A MA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Page SUM 302,972

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 276,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,188,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Council of New Orleans United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 490,125

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