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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women’s Aid Federation of England N/A England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,105,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women’s Aid Federation of England N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,105,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Asia Society NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,026,566

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women’s Aid Federation of England England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,105,450

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13110 records found.