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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Homeless Services Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Homeless Services Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
NEO Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Homeless Services Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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