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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Give US the Floor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,353,627

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Give US the Floor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,353,627

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Every Student Every Community Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,763,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
CURATUS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 202,100

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13110 records found.