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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,064,054

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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
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
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
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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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 103,274

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,392,950

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13110 records found.