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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 812,961

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Arizona State University Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 819,366

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 501,600

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13110 records found.