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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
thesecondopinion San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 313,976

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,887,255

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
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 Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 761,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Imkaan England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
International Refugee Trust England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tender Education and Arts England Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East London Business Alliance England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
Women for Refugee Women England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
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
Save the Children UK England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Page SUM 4,138,531

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13110 records found.