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)
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 567,350

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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
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,887,255

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA 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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation 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
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
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Page SUM 845,229

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Refugee Trust England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tender Education and Arts England Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East London Business Alliance England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
Women for Refugee Women England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Founders For Good Limited England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Page SUM 32,804,834

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13110 records found.