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
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Education for Change Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Page SUM 8,089,711

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Page SUM 8,089,711

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
One Mission Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of National Guard Families MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School DE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School MA Education Corporate 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
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Develop It United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jefferson Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.