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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Food Bank N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 949,745

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Page SUM 638,568

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,038,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 949,745

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13110 records found.