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)
Foothill Family Shelter Inc N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Page SUM 2,844,950

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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
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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 State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 419,750

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill Family Shelter Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Emanu-El United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Mission High Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Page SUM 2,844,950

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13110 records found.