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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kauai Habitat for Humanity N/A HI United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Students for Service Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Community Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,157,879

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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
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
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Page SUM 2,086,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 880,085

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kauai Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joyful Heart Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Students for Service Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Answers Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Endeavor Global, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Washington Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,206,879

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13110 records found.