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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development 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 5,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 417,601

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Page SUM 3,913,392

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 253,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 472,700

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13110 records found.