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)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 329,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 645,533

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc AR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Council on African American Affairs AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Arkansas Athletes Outreach AR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Page SUM 1,834,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 35,600

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13110 records found.