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)
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,575,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,683,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Resources for Science CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 277,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 182,166

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13110 records found.