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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BridgeHope N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mitchell College N/A CT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,552,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BridgeHope N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mitchell College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,552,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Farmworker Families CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Just Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu Healthcare International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Eagle Ranch Inc GA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society TX Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fred T Korematsu Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,495,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BridgeHope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mitchell College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,552,700

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13110 records found.