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)
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Native Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) N/A United Kingdom Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,481,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,481,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,615,524

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) United Kingdom Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,481,750

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13110 records found.