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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 547,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,076,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 164,407

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Page SUM 767,485

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13110 records found.