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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 425,550

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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 300
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,194,433

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Better Angels Society Inc VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for American Freedom VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,128,452

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,294,800

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13110 records found.