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)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,565,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,443,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lexington Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Branham Hills Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Handful Players Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 169,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,063,500

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13110 records found.