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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,086,806

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 276,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education 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
Page SUM 5,186,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Ladies Learning Code Inc. Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
DMI Ministries Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
Page SUM 758,320

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