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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 970,438

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,567,475

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,412,975

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 221,716

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13110 records found.