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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Discovery Science Center of Orange County N/A CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Pando Initiative, Inc. N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South Milwaukee High School N/A WI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Page SUM 770,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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
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
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,182,683

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City Garden Montessori School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,628,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hopewell Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Discovery Science Center of Orange County United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Pando Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South Milwaukee High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Page SUM 770,050

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13110 records found.