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)
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
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
Page SUM 6,108,788

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wait List Zero Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
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
Page SUM 6,108,788

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Small Things CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Japan Society of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 429,225

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Water Wells for Africa United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Science Buddies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Small Things United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,478,074

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13110 records found.