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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,350,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,038,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Walks CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Muslim Advocates CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Page SUM 10,693,775

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 578,730

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