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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 163,346

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 645,533

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 36,100

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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 2,875
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,244,107

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13110 records found.