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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Page SUM 297,965

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Page SUM 638,568

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc AR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,052,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
My Brothers Keeper Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Conservation Corps United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PORCH-Durham United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Ballet Assn United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 653,250

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13110 records found.