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)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 180,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 183,157

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 395,900

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13110 records found.