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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Forever Young Foundation N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Detroit Association of Black Organizations N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii N/A HI United States Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 1,542,388

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Page SUM 2,086,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,214,104

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Milpitas Christian School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,533,622

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13110 records found.