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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Grameen Foundation USA N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 716,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Grameen Foundation USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 716,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glasswing International USA NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MAH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
CAMFED USA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Kauai Economic Opportunity Inc HI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 741,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Castaic Lake United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 716,600

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13110 records found.