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)
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 301,904

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Paws Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 350,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project H Design CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Literate Nation Us CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 592,970

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Good Plus Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Page SUM 584,766

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