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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Floating Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,073,124

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 570,535

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PORCH-Durham NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Glenbard West High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Page SUM 709,770

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
C.A.S.A COMUNIDADE DE AMPARO SOCIAL E ASILAR Brazil Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Social Good Brasil Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Semear Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Listen Up Foundation Bulgaria Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Time Heroes Foundation Bulgaria General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulgarian Association of Networking Academies Bulgaria Education Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children Cambodia Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Peel District School Board Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Page SUM 1,080,081

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13110 records found.