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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 167,690

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,149,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Child CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Snow Leopard Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 819,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 1,674,066

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13110 records found.