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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,621,460

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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
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
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
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
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
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 4,392,116

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
The BOMA Project, Inc. VT International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England VT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 181,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other 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
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 262,200

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13110 records found.