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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 115,550

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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 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,981,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Selby Lane School Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 310,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
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
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,135,800

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13110 records found.