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
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Winsor School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Teachers Elementary Academy IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Page SUM 60,003

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Helen Keller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portsmouth High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Maasai American Organization United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montana Land Reliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marvin Lewis Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Church of the Nativity United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.