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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,051,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,748,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Mills College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Public Advocates, Inc. CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 167,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 131,950

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