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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Page SUM 283,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 3,894,755

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 831,354

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Demelza House Children’s Hospice England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Fawcett Society England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Refugee Trust England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Women’s Aid Federation of England England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Compassion in World Farming England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
InsightShare Network England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
New Economy Organisers Network England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Campaign Against Living Miserably England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,350,647

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13110 records found.