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)
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 169,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 164,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 722,215

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Call to Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Page SUM 640,796

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