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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Leads Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unioto Elementary School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 920,435

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 645,533

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,196,500

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for American Freedom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 571,500

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