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)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,767,529

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 2,066,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dome of Hope Organization Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Castaic Lake CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 323,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 440,245

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13110 records found.