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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 993,985

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 614,566

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 38,600

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tewksbury Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Comic Relief Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Cougar Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
OMF International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 64,450

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