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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Page SUM 119,985

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Friends of IDC NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Westgate Community Bible Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 759,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Momentum Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
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
Page SUM 557,630

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13110 records found.