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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,416,088

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,416,088

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project TF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 644,276

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,688,616

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13110 records found.