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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 527,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 276,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD 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
Page SUM 334,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
DMI Ministries Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peel District School Board Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Amarok Society Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Youth Without Shelter Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Page SUM 2,878,468

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