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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mongol Ecology Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food for Thought N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Year Up, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Page SUM 634,844

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Birch Rock Camp N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 309,137

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Birch Rock Camp United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 309,137

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