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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 244,250

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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
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 898,264

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 389,450

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