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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 1,656,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,887,255

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Arizona State University Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 527,366

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 892,285

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13110 records found.