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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Page SUM 1,348,163

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Page SUM 1,348,163

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,380,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 203,050

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13110 records found.