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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 446,276

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,753,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 569,832

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation 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
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,147,500

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