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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,194,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,194,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 924,104

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 330,480

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13110 records found.