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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Americas Voice Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Vinebranch Inc. N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Special Surgery Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Americas Voice Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 350
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Special Surgery Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Calvary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Special Surgery Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,855,800

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13280 records found.