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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 152,607

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 152,607

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Maria Urban Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chicago Community Foundation IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 464,340

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Faithful Fools Street Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 1,406,797

Pages

13110 records found.