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)
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 591,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 645,533

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arkansas Athletes Outreach AR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Omega of Greater LR, Inc. AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 853,996

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 936,000

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13110 records found.