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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Page SUM 9,300,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Page SUM 9,300,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Museum of Science MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of Fine Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hole Food Rescue Corp WY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Troy Andrews Foundation LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 254,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wheaton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universidad de Sevilla Spain Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
End Violence Against Women Coalition England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 429,334

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13110 records found.