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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Great Plains Technology Center N/A OK United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 339,510

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,567,475

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 209,666

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Great Plains Technology Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 339,510

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13110 records found.