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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 243,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 243,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Pacific University OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sister Song, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Refugee Committee MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,535,016

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions International, Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Page SUM 1,275,613

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13110 records found.