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)
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. N/A OK United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TNTP Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tracys Kids Inc N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,219,332

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Page SUM 4,409,192

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security 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
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 390,950

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project MORE Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TNTP Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tracys Kids Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,242,332

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13110 records found.