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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 5,977,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 5,977,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Teachers Elementary Academy IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sanyu Learning Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Carver Elementary School SC Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Phillips Brooks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portsmouth High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fishers Landing P T O United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.