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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A KS United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 370,032

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,205,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Council on Clean Transportation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 370,032

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13110 records found.