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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. N/A AZ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Impact 2030 Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Silicon Valley Leadership Group United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Impact 2030 Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
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