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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club N/A MT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Humanist Association N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cool Effect Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,087,590

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Humanist Association N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cool Effect Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,087,590

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -14
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 111,327
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 260,000
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Child Mind Institute Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,325,513

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
StrongMinds, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cool Effect Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,087,590

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13280 records found.