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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 464,840

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate 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
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Page SUM 4,409,192

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 411,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Aalto University Foundation Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
University of Eastern Finland Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Snowchange Cooperative Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
The Nubian Vault Association France Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Lejeune France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 943,915

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13110 records found.