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)
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 771,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 3,083,040

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,099,700

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