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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 2,152,979

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Chicago IL Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University School OH Education Donor Advised 2019 500
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Turneffe Atoll Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Water Org Inc MO International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Girl Scouts of Hawaii HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Witness Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. WY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 806,099

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Page SUM 48,324

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