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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 835,730

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Page SUM 4,410,617

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hebrew Free Loan CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservacion Patagonica CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Partners CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bishop O'Dowd High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Public Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 592,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 351,000

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