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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
FII - National Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 882,550

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
FII - National Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 882,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,180,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 196,050

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13110 records found.