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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 172,114
Immigrant Story N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Rural Health Collaborative N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
B Lab Company N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Equal Justice Works N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 130,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Reset N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Buckminster Fuller Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 830,614

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 172,114
Immigrant Story N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Rural Health Collaborative N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
B Lab Company N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Equal Justice Works N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 130,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Reset N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Buckminster Fuller Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 830,614

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Las Positas College Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 61,875
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Pembroke Hill School MO Education Donor Advised 2019 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Reed Institute OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 3,125
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Nest School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 625
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 3,694,625

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 172,114
Immigrant Story United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Rural Health Collaborative United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
B Lab Company United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Equal Justice Works United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 130,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Reset United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Buckminster Fuller Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 830,614

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13280 records found.