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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boldly Me Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 401,783

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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
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
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 193,675

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 715,770

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 312,633

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13110 records found.