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)
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Institute for Local Government N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc N/A CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Farmworker Families N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,792,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Peace Education Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Scripted, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University Health Network N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JINC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 952,970

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Spartan Foundation Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 282,091

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Syracuse University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,720,100

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13110 records found.