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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 405,575

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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
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
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor 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
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
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
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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)
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 430,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Solace Women's Aid England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
University College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
University of Bristol England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Demelza House Children’s Hospice England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Fawcett Society England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
Women’s Aid Federation of England England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Page SUM 950,560

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