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)
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Home N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Blue Planet Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 256,468

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
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
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
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
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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 1,194,133

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,794,300

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Blue Planet Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 256,468

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13110 records found.