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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 10,686,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Page SUM 2,076,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Page SUM 1,488,672

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 733,354

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13110 records found.