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)
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 240,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,519,050

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
With Grace Foundation Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 190,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 189,050

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13110 records found.