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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 312,470

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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 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,892,255

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 112,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women’s Aid Federation of England England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Compassion in World Farming England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
InsightShare Network England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
New Economy Organisers Network England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
Campaign Against Living Miserably England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,406,448

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13110 records found.