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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,208,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 193,675

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PORCH-Durham NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Glenbard West High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 706,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
American International University - Bangladesh Bangladesh Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Université de Liège Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
EUN Partnership AISBL Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Royal Institute of Management Bhutan Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 949,379

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