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)
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Raising Malawi Inc N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 5,355,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Raising Malawi Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 5,355,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Progress CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium VT Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Church of Christ Scientist MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 657,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Raising Malawi Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
ROSIES Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 5,355,250

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13280 records found.