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, and corporate 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)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 07-01-95 Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,785,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 07-01-95 Marin Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,785,350

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,350
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc TX Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Public Advocates, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
RealOptions CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rise Together Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,253,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rotaplast International, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 07-01-95 United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,785,350

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13280 records found.