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)
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carrillo PTO Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Cradles to Crayons Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 145,320

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,887,255

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,051,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carrillo PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sow A Seed Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Cradles to Crayons Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 145,320

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13110 records found.