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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,923,885

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
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
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,196,383

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 755,508

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,925,730

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13110 records found.