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)
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 709,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,086,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 161,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asylum Welcome England International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
Tender Education and Arts England Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East London Business Alliance England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Imkaan England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
Rosa England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Solace Women's Aid England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 1,805,969

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13110 records found.