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)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 230,676

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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)
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor 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
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 334,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
DMI Ministries Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Without Shelter Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Amarok Society Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University Health Network Canada Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Ladies Learning Code Inc. Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Page SUM 901,579

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13110 records found.