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)
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Page SUM 1,311,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 1,166,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Omni Commons CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 499,900

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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
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 403,300

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13110 records found.