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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 398,122

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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
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
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Page SUM 4,409,192

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 388,450

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MEET International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harold Pump Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Shipboard Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 677,950

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13110 records found.