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)
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc N/A CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti Bully Squad A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 135,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 276,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,683,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Nueva School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti Bully Squad A NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Math/Science Nucleus United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 135,150

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13110 records found.