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)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drew School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 416,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,083,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Page SUM 883,554

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
InsightShare Network England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
University College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
New Economy Organisers Network England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
University of Bristol England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Campaign Against Living Miserably England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Demelza House Children’s Hospice England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
Page SUM 1,479,447

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