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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 9,890,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 9,890,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tolar Elementary School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monte Rio Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Birchwood Middle School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Southern California CA Education 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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Safechild United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.