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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
AspiraNet San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Page SUM 313,350

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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
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor 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
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
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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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Moms Against Poverty CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oligo Nation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 103,775

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 428,122

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