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)
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
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
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
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Foundations, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 15,542,447

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending 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
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Big Green N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Foundations, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 15,542,447

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado League of Charter Schools CO Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bulamu International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Calmer Choice MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Louisville Urban League KY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Page SUM 4,877,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending 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
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
Big Green United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 15,542,447

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13110 records found.