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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Page SUM 5,045,352

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Page SUM 5,045,352

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Safechild NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NYOS Charter School Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor 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
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited United States Human Services 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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health 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
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PS 373 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.