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)
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Page SUM 253,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,884,617

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Preetirang Sanctruary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Health Trust CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chamberlains Children Center Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 126,858

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 537,200

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13110 records found.