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)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 103,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor 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
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
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
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
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
Page SUM 4,392,116

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Sierra Roots CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 277,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 515,800

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13110 records found.