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)
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Achievement First N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Shawnee Mission Northwest High N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Whole Armour International Church N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 841,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Achievement First N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Shawnee Mission Northwest High N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Whole Armour International Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 8,100
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Progress CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 440,153

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Achievement First United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Shawnee Mission Northwest High United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 841,500

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13110 records found.