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)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Performing Arts Weber N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Food Safety N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mayan Families N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Page SUM 150,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,083,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Page SUM 859,507

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
SEMI Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Page SUM 150,625

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13110 records found.