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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 742,629

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,562,475

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,110,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indian Institute of Science India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Youth for Seva India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Indian Institute of Science India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vidya Poshak India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sevalaya India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Surabi Trust India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Universitas Widyatama Indonesia Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
ARC Cancer Support Centres Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Page SUM 1,969,615

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13110 records found.