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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 123,950

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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
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
Page SUM 4,409,192

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Villages of San Mateo County CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 228,049

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 440,200

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13110 records found.