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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 804,040

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Generative Somatics Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 804,040

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Dec My Room Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Churchill Club CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Page SUM 2,369,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vanuatu National Statistics Office Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Generative Somatics United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Grantmakers Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 804,040

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13110 records found.