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)
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,342,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 629,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,558,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,342,750

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13110 records found.