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, and corporate 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)
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 134,295

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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
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Page SUM 2,083,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,087,169

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asylum Welcome England International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
Imkaan England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Tender Education and Arts England Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East London Business Alliance England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
International Refugee Trust England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Save the Children UK England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
University College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
Page SUM 30,563,865

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13110 records found.