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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Girl Geek Academy N/A Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 74,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Holy Names University Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,897,774

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,048,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 48,100

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