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)
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Page SUM 1,018,525

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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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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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 Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 413,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Forest Peoples Programme England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Save the Children UK England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Hatch Enterprise England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
East London Business Alliance England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rosa England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
Asylum Welcome England International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,670,491

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13110 records found.