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)
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,401,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 882,516

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 69,925

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Core Council of the Philippines Philippines Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,500
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Inc Puerto Rico Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania Romania Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Heriot-Watt University Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
University of Dundee Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SUN-DAC Singapore Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Cancer Foundation Singapore Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund Singapore Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,706,234

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