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)
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Leland High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 2,590,028

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Page SUM 638,568

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 68,020

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
St. Clare School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Leland High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Valor Collegiate Academies United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Oak Hill School of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 2,590,028

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13110 records found.