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)
Give US the Floor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church of Our Savior Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 813,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Page SUM 122,674

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giant Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MEET International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 848,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Weed Friends of the Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Science Buddies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Small Things United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japan Society of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Gogebic Community College Found United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 424,925

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13110 records found.