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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 744,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,959,422

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy House Living Centers CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Little League Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,431,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 868,700

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