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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 460,737

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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 Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,707,914

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Page SUM 873,254

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13110 records found.