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)
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 502,122

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 502,122

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peten Health CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 499,875

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wapiyapi United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Veteran's PATH Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Senior Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 208,500

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13110 records found.