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)
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services 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 1,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 131,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 403,799

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Autism Movement Therapy Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sanyu Learning Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 88,552

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