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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion 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 800
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 147,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
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
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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 Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Arkansas Athletes Outreach AR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Omega of Greater LR, Inc. AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 844,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Glenbard West High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 383,700

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