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)
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 223,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Page SUM 4,618,543

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 204,260

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,174,550

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13110 records found.