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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Birch Rock Camp N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM -24,448,113

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 645,533

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,198,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Birch Rock Camp United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM -24,448,113

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13110 records found.