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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 357,845

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesley United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 719,960

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