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)
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 809,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 491,799

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peten Health CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 455,625

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Water Wells for Africa United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 5,158,374

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