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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Herban Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 6,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
University of Missouri N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2020 189,000
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 550
Intelehealth N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Island Institute N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,516,146
Jewish Film Institute San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
La Raza Community Resource Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 4,307,896

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Coast Music Camp Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2020 750
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,600
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 15,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 556
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Braven Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Bright Funds Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,277
Bright Funds Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 43,540
Braven Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Bright Funds Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 57,846
Bright Funds Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 39,678
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Page SUM 1,307,447

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACCESS OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
ActBlue Charities Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry Inc. MA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 40,000
ACCESS OR Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
ActBlue Charities Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment CA Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Access to Care Foundation DC Health Corporate Advised 2020 200,000
ACLU Foundation of Georgia Inc GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
ActBlue Charities Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Acadia Center ME Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Accountability Lab Inc DC Human Services Donor Advised 2020 63,000
ACLU Foundation of Georgia Inc GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 775,000

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Herban Health United States Health Donor Advised 2020 6,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
University of Missouri United States Education Donor Advised 2020 189,000
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 550
Intelehealth United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Island Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,516,146
Jewish Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 750
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
La Raza Community Resource Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 4,307,896

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14797 records found.