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)
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,284,640

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generative Somatics Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,284,640

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Science Buddies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Weed Friends of the Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Small Things CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japan Society of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 426,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Christian Herald Association Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Weed Friends of the Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 75,925

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13110 records found.