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)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,801,700

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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
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
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 74,603
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education 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
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 372,208

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pomona College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bethel Church of Redding CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dev Color CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Page SUM 379,227

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
New York Road Runners Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,625,186

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13110 records found.