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, and corporate 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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 5,889,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,196,383

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,437,345

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
National Autonomous University of Honduras Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Run Hong Kong Ltd Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Association of IT Leaders in Education Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TERDOD India Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vidya Poshak India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 2,792,155

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13110 records found.