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)
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Connected San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,173,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Page SUM 3,012,117

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Rios Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 199,068

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 328,000

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