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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Syzygy Dance Project Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,464,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 645,533

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arkansas Athletes Outreach AR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Council on African American Affairs AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Page SUM 711,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Conservation Corps United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
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
Page SUM 5,195,500

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13110 records found.