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)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,174,848

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,076,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,075,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hole Food Rescue Corp United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Grace Network United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Loyola University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 1,409,034

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13110 records found.