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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 430,770

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 430,770

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Oncology, Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,222,253

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Preetirang Sanctuary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,079,009

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13110 records found.