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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Big Table N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners Asia N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Stories N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Westside Baby N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A WI United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
South Milwaukee High School N/A WI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beloit College N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 974,381

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 137,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 230,104

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