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
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 17,304,179

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 17,304,179

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
DeMarillac Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Compassion International CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
John Lynch Foundation FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Groner K-8 School OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,450
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Seedlings of Change Inc MT Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 68,130

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Pepin Academies Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sanyu Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Church of the Nativity United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Matthew School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cause Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.