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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Turning Green Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 514,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
God's Company N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 484,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 1,235,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 927,693

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13110 records found.