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 descending Year Amount (USD)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Press Law Center Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,403,801

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Press Law Center Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Methow Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,403,801

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hoffman Institute Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc MS Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,034,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Press Law Center Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,403,801

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13110 records found.