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)
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,818,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 193,675

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 103,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 10,035,500

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13110 records found.