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
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Redwood City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 44,135,305

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Redwood City School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 44,135,305

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Attention Inc. CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Billerica Memorial High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Childrens Miracle Network UT Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education 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
KIPP Comienza Community Prep United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sea Park Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,105
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Page SUM 60,928

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13110 records found.