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)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beyond Type 1 San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 357,437

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 614,566

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,191,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Imagine Supported Living Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 151,250

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13110 records found.