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)
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Page SUM 203,780

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Accountability Counsel San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Page SUM 203,780

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. IN Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Prince of Peace Catholic Church IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soze Foundation NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community College District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Public Radio NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Page SUM 641,641

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Cooperative Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
IGEM Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Page SUM 2,328,250

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13110 records found.