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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 42,708

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Generative Somatics Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 42,708

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GreenWave Organization Corp CT Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Annunciation House Inc TX Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 258,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Voces de la Frontera United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,397,808

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13110 records found.