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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ploughshares Fund Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 354,920

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 193,675

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 610,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Downtown Tempe Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 72,770

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