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)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,040,748

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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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
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
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,341,164

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,186,500

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13110 records found.