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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 249,153

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,188,133

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,133,160

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,049,430

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13110 records found.