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)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 10,731,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 10,731,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Convergence DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative OH Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,978,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,216,850

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13110 records found.