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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,943,741

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,938,543

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,043,750

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Scripps College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 534,900

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