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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
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
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,161,166

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
Page SUM 858,164

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