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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 260,909

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Scholars San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 540,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Democracy Earth Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brisbane Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 525,082

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Page SUM 800,860

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