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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Health Connected San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Holy Spirit School Solano CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 772,216

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,076,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Page SUM 755,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
The Fawcett Society England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
Women’s Aid Federation of England England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
InsightShare Network England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Economy Organisers Network England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Campaign Against Living Miserably England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,154,511

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13110 records found.