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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 276,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,426,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Pangea Legal Services CA Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Glenbard West High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -26,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Information Technology Park Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hanoi University of Science and Technology Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fundacion EsLaRed Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of the South Pacific Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,042,776

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13110 records found.