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)
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 1,583,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
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
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
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,153,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 2,081,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,119,500

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13110 records found.