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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 51,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,562,475

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 139,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NalandaWay Foundation India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 4,361
ARVI TRUST India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
Sevalaya India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Universitas Widyatama Indonesia Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
Page SUM 1,876,855

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