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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Ignited Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 154,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Ignited Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 154,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Aspen Art Museum CO Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Plant It Forward Farms TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parker Family Health Center Inc NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawes Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New York University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
Page SUM 419,405

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syzygy Dance Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joyful Heart Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 281,846

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13110 records found.