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)
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 283,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Page SUM 5,477,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Curry Senior Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Gals of Cabrillo College CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 3,869,533

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 189,550

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13110 records found.