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, and corporate 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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 216,360

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Page SUM 122,674

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verbum Dei High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 105,650

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Halogen Foundation Singapore Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Technical University of Kosice Slovakia Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Natural Justice South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Denis Hurley Centre Trust South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nelson Mandela University South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Siyafunda Community Technology Center South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
ChildFund Korea South Korea Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Nature Trust South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation South Korea Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 524,600

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