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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,165,575

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,165,575

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 271,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 255,100

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