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)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Youth N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rrh Foundation Inc N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Page SUM 625,945

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 2,441,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,513,800

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Youth United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rrh Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Page SUM 625,945

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13110 records found.