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)
Boston College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,231
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Callipeplon Society N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southwest Social Services Programs Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Clinica Verde N/ANapa CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 497,981

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,190,308

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Working Wardrobes for a New Start CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 219,800

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boston College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,231
Brave New Films 501C3 United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Callipeplon Society United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southwest Social Services Programs Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Clinica Verde United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 497,981

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13280 records found.