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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Boldly Me Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United Service Organizations Inc DC Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
SEND International of the United States Inc MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement Center for Children OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association NV Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. MA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Boldly Me United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.