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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
UC Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 660
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GO Campaign N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
International Indian Treaty Council Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,513,110

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 122,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,050,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Plastic Oceans International CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 175,000
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 14,650
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 20,477,879

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 441,724

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13280 records found.