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)
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 78,798

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
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
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
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 555,001

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Page SUM 720,625

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 403,300

Pages

13110 records found.