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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FII - National Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,216,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FII - National Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 1,233,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 42,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,185,500

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13110 records found.