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 State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Literate Nation Us San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM -13,869

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Literate Nation Us San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM -13,869

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterAction Initiative Inc IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
B'Tselem DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees for Harvard University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Alopecia Project United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Program Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,000

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13110 records found.