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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Chabad at UCSB N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 823,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Page SUM 800,199

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ushahidi, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vista Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
West Marin Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wings Learning Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
JIMENA, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JW House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology CA Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Learning Accelerator CA Education Donor Advised 2019 29,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 2,120,542

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,114,274

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