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)
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 176,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,443,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Profit, Inc. MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 4,473,574

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Mauritius Mauritius Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Mayama A.C. Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Amadiora A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
WorldSkills International Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Page SUM 690,152

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