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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Oaks Christian School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 1,936,119

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Holy Names University Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Oaks Christian School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
314 Action N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 1,936,119

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
Starting Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Church of the Nativity CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 229,336

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Holy Names University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Oaks Christian School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 1,936,119

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13110 records found.