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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation 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
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda 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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security 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
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture 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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation 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
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security 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
Gateway Community Church TX Religion 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
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
DeMarillac Academy CA Education 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
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Bay School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Love Inc of Greater Hillsboro OR Human Services 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 Salvation Army United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Heartspring Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.