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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Commonweal N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Scalawag N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,598,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Fathers and Families N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Scalawag N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850
Hospice by the Bay Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,598,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alameda County Arts Commission CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
APA Heritage Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 123,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Commonweal United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Fathers and Families United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Scalawag United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,598,550

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13110 records found.