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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Page SUM 1,931,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,101,933

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Oakland Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Call of the Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ceiba Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 385,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,915,230

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13110 records found.