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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 526,040

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,083,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 832,854

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Forest Peoples Programme England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Save the Children UK England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Founders For Good Limited England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Rosa England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Solace Women's Aid England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Hatch Enterprise England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
University College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
University of Bristol England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 4,618,529

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