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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 93,886

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,562,475

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,109,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur India Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,700
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 4,361
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
TERDOD India Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
All Bengal Women’s Union India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Universitas Widyatama Indonesia Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Page SUM 131,586

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