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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,211,050

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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
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation 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
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 553,801

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 929,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 176,250

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13110 records found.