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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 588,167

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 829,447

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School 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 San Jose 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,688,650

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13110 records found.