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)
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 860,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,744,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 330,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,148,500

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