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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Page SUM 2,363,225

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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
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
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 570,535

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Arkansas Athletes Outreach AR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,553,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,060,270

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13110 records found.