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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,945,603

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Stride Center United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Awe Tibuame, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,945,603

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13110 records found.