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)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 134,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Page SUM 4,618,543

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 8,092,574

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
iHub Limited Kenya Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Computers for Schools Kenya Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peace Building Center Public Fund Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Rural Development Fund Public Fund Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Salbuurun Federation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Universiti Malaysia Pahang Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 664,035

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