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)
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 384,660

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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 276,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Page SUM 989,222

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 337,650

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13110 records found.