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)
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
St. Lucy School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 41,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
St. Lucy School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Science Buddies Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 41,975

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Page SUM 1,177,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesley United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Village Cooperative Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 932,400

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13110 records found.