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)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 220,651

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Page SUM 3,913,392

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 410,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lide Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Raymond's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PEN American Center Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 243,000

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13110 records found.