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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of the Pacific N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Hope N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Friends for Life N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Employer-School Council Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 653,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor 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
Page SUM 5,343,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,099,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Call to Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Best Chance United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 571,806

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13110 records found.