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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 376,550

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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
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 387,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 337,500

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