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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,738,700

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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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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 Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Handful Players Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Page SUM 303,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 443,122

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