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
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
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
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
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo CA United States International Development 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
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
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
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
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support 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
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo International Development 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
Higher Ground Academy MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cause Fund Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PS 373 NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation 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
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Very Large Data Bases United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Mission Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tolar Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Birchwood Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.