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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Saint Monica Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Matthew Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,127,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 3,013,040

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PAHC Management and Services Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Trails Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Heal the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Latinas Contra Cancer CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 105,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 270,016

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