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)
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
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
Page SUM 2,127,379

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross HI Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 22,300
Greater Flint Hockey Association MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Herban Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hood River County School District Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
John Burton Advocates for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,410,350

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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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