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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 713,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,571,475

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chamberlains Children Center Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Homework Central CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 124,458

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 275,250

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