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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion 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
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Accountability Counsel San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 548,535

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
StandUp for Kids GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Westgate Community Bible Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 93,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Accountability Counsel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 548,535

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13110 records found.