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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
ASRT Foundation N/A NM United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Delancey Street California San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,673,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 276,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,183,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Veggielution United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
ASRT Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Delancey Street California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,673,800

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13110 records found.