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)
Curry Senior Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,375,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Page SUM 230,985

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 419,250

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