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, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jackson Hole Ski Club WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 542,485

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Adult Day Health Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.