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)
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 465,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,748,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,109,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ARC Cancer Support Centres Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 9,450
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Irish Youth Foundation Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,050
Down Syndrome Ireland Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Rape Crisis North East CLG Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Educate Together Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Temple Street Foundation Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Gary Kelly (Drogheda) Cancer Support Centre LTD. Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Page SUM 89,538

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