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 ascending
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,449,885

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,449,885

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Economic Policy Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
School of Choice Education Organization IL Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
TNTP Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Page SUM 13,791,087

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
EdSurge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Economic Policy Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 14,581,000

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13110 records found.