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)
Livermore Diablos Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Indian Treaty Council San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 700,600

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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
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
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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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 438,200

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,073
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Page SUM 668,306

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