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)
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Page SUM 411,630

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,615,040

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pomona College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Vote Solar CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Partners in Oakland Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 251,277

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 370,000

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