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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food for Thought N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of the Arts N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bags of Love N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hellenic Initative Inc N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 113,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 645,533

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 933,500

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food for Thought United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bags of Love United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hellenic Initative Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 113,000

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13110 records found.