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)
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Pine Street Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 821,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,188,133

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Recovery Management Services Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Resort CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Gonzales CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 374,141

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Page SUM 4,288,730

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13110 records found.