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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Scalawag N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,488,350

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Fathers and Families N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Scalawag N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,488,350

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International African American Museum SC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Paul's School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 115,700

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Fathers and Families United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Scalawag United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,488,350

Pages

13110 records found.