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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 262,638

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,958,893

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Agrarian Land Trust NH Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 222,850

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Page SUM 284,638

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13110 records found.