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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Malala Fund Alameda NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 971,249

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Malala Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 971,249

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 5,187,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,190,000

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13110 records found.