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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 490,950

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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
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
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
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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 3,894,755

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Page SUM 857,707

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Youth Service Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 45,782
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Society For Microbiology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 539,178

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13110 records found.