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, and corporate 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)
Greenhouse Scholars N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Refugee Committee N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,163,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,674,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 124,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greenhouse Scholars United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Refugee Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Mothers Against Murder United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Emanu-El United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,163,275

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13110 records found.