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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Leland High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 221,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 221,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Westgate Community Bible Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 125,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hampshire College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
UMBC Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 341,650

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13110 records found.