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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 687,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
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
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,753,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 145,950

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
EARN Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Park City Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Colts Boys Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Houston Area Womens Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Austin Science Education Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotaplast International, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 160,050

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