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)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,383,349

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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 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety 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
Tides Center CA Community Development 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
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
Page SUM 98,597

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Jako Doma Czech Republic Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lékorice Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of Copenhagen Denmark Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Telecommunications Institute Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Women for Refugee Women England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 430,228

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