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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
FII - National Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc N/A DE United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Page SUM 530,585

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 645,533

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 36,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Transportation for A Livable City United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
FII - National United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Page SUM 530,585

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13110 records found.