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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 171,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,887,255

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,086,169

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gals of Cabrillo College United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Joseph Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 389,995

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