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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,100,390

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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
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
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
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Page SUM 4,410,617

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sabores Well CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 701,141

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 419,150

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13110 records found.