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 State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,680,390

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,680,390

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mayer Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PORCH-Durham NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Edward Neill Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
NYOS Charter School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.