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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 840,758

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Robert's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation LA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 456,253

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 712,461

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