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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenlight Clinic San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,652,748

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
NUS America Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Clare School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Care and Comfort CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 371,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 437,122

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