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)
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 250,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 375,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paws Chicago CA Other 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
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 336,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ladies Learning Code Inc. Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University Health Network Canada Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DMI Ministries Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Page SUM 1,066,194

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13110 records found.