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
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda 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
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education 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
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 22,096,729

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 22,096,729

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Seedlings of Change Inc MT Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 70,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Abortion Care Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Winsor School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Penn-Mansfield Junior Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.