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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Queensland in America Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 89,774
Good Shepherd Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,100
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jordan Thomas Foundation Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 308,074

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Queensland in America Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 89,774
Good Shepherd Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 16,100
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jordan Thomas Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 308,074

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 380,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 687,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Queensland in America Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 89,774
Good Shepherd Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,100
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jordan Thomas Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 308,074

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13280 records found.