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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,145,060

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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 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 375,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 446,146

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 5,186,350

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13110 records found.