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)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 411,767

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Page SUM 4,410,617

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Public Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Heal the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 161,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 430,700

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