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)
California Tahoe Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,333
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NextFlex Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,085,374

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Jimma University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 214,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu Healthcare International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Fred T Korematsu Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,079,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Page SUM 147,718

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