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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 42,701,462

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 641,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,870,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
SEMI Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,766
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 415,041

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