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)
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Page SUM 191,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,182,683

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beauty Bus Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,127,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 2,196,300

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13110 records found.