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)
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Civic Design N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Big Green N/A CO United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Center for Farmworker Families N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundations, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 12,231,722

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Civic Design N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Big Green N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Center for Farmworker Families N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundations, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 12,231,722

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. IN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 568,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Civic Design United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Big Green United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Center for Farmworker Families United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 12,231,722

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13110 records found.