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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A MN United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,272,225

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Myeloma Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,272,225

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doing Good Together MN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Whole Armour International Church MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 258,259

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Myeloma Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,272,225

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13110 records found.