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)
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,130,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,562,475

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Primary CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wine Country Marines CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 641,457

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences 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
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services 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
Page SUM 1,193,800

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13110 records found.