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)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,862,243

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,683,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Rescue Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,615,674

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,130,450

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13110 records found.