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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 444,450

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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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
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
Page SUM 4,389,416

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 489,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Aalto University Foundation Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
University of Eastern Finland Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Snowchange Cooperative Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
The Nubian Vault Association France Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Lejeune France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 943,915

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13110 records found.