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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 333,250

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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 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 375,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 184,600

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bail Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Economic Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Page SUM 1,609,110

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