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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California Native Plant Society N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Global Development N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 333,550
Channel One Inc N/A MN United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Timothy School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teruah N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 905,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,601,181

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP IL Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 2,768,306

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California Native Plant Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Global Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 333,550
Channel One Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Timothy School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teruah United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 905,750

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13280 records found.