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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundations, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,876,072

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,086,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 873,054

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia High School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Better Bennington Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Fire Relief Mission United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cure GM1 Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,876,072

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13110 records found.