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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 81,400

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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
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,140,597

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 376,000

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13110 records found.