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)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Code for Fun Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 281,345

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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 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 531,799

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Junior Basketball CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 389,460

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Water Wells for Africa United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
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
Page SUM 5,650,074

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13110 records found.