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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 11,204,956

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 614,566

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Glenbard West High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 381,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Farmworker Families United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mass Design Group United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wholesome Wave Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 6,045,473

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13110 records found.