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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 923,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 276,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA 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 Jesuit High School MD 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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 36,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
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 120,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Peel District School Board Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
Page SUM 1,001,970

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13110 records found.