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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 278,748

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 11,150,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
OneOC CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,160,425

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 231,336

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