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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Olmsted County Inc N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,620,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 4,410,617

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 438,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Miami-Dade College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Olmsted County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NEO Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,620,550

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13110 records found.