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)
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 212,374

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 83,274

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 113,425

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SUN-DAC Singapore Human Services 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
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Technical University of Kosice Slovakia Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Siyafunda Community Technology Center South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Justice South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Denis Hurley Centre Trust South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nelson Mandela University South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation South Korea Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
ChildFund Korea South Korea Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Nature Trust South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 534,600

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