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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Press Law Center Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 506,551

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Music Network Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Press Law Center Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 506,551

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Learning Center Institute OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 998,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Music Network Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unite for Sight, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Carmel Ideas Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Press Law Center Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 506,551

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13110 records found.