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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
West Orange High School N/A NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
Page SUM 853,523

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA 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
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,557,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Calvary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
West Orange High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
Page SUM 853,523

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13110 records found.