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)
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 305,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Refugee Transitions CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Diablos CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bella Vista League CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 98,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
Page SUM 489,985

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