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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 97,207

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 97,207

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Media Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,900,549

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,136,187

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13110 records found.