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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 430,770

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 430,770

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,146,525

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 12,112,800

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13110 records found.