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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beyond Type 1 San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 789,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Page SUM 3,784,617

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 390,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Snowchange Cooperative Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Aalto University Foundation Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
University of Eastern Finland Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
EndoFrance France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
The Nubian Vault Association France Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Lejeune France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 698,451

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