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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 802,081

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 193,675

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Page SUM 10,065,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
American International University - Bangladesh Bangladesh Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
EUN Partnership AISBL Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Université de Liège Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Royal Institute of Management Bhutan Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 904,741

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