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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 23,010
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
Waterford Institute Inc. N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 91,875
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lakeside School N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,211,235

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,237,979

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,237,775

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Precita Eyes Muralists United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
Project Angel Heart United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Riverside Community Care Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Bay Area Little Brothers - Friends of the Elde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 511,710

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