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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Reinvestment Coalition San Francisco CA United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Dignity Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,146,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 424,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lékorice Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jako Doma Czech Republic Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Copenhagen Denmark Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Telecommunications Institute Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
The Fawcett Society England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
Women’s Aid Federation of England England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 317,620

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