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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
William Winsor School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Westside Baby N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 685,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Page SUM 4,409,192

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 522,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
William Winsor School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Westside Baby United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 685,200

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13110 records found.