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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 10,492,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety 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
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 430,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Save the Children UK England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Founders For Good Limited England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Forest Peoples Programme England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Rosa England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Solace Women's Aid England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Hatch Enterprise England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
University of Bristol England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
University College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
Demelza House Children’s Hospice England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Page SUM 4,448,095

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13110 records found.