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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,657,398

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,076,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Page SUM 883,554

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asylum Welcome England International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
End Violence Against Women Coalition England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
East London Business Alliance England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
Imkaan England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women for Refugee Women England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 27,738,820

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13110 records found.