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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,020
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
mRelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seed Global Health Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Page SUM 1,178,707

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hand to Hold N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 350,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Best Chance NM Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 99,930

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,020
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
mRelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seed Global Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Page SUM 1,178,707

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13110 records found.