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)
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bread & Roses Presents Marin CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 320,035

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Lung Association in California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 764,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Learning, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc NV Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc CT Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
George School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated ME Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami UT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 91,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Fabric Association Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
Universitat Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Bern Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Cheng Kung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
New Taipei Municipal Wulai Elementary and Junior High School Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Champions Education Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Central Library Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Mashvarati Ecology Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang Thailand Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Makerere University Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 863,246

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