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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 852,831

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,436,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pangea Legal Services CA Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM -667,500

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hanoi University of Science and Technology Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Information Technology Park Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fundacion EsLaRed Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of the South Pacific Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Phoenix Children's Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 417,500

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