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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Page SUM 1,617,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,981,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 636,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,933,930

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