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)
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM -19,286,025

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM -19,286,025

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Operation Restoration LA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,516,556

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM -19,286,025

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13110 records found.