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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 693,170

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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
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 406,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Enloe Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 943,553

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13110 records found.