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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 5,977,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Carver Elementary School SC Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Penn-Mansfield Junior Senior High School PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Enfoque Ciudad CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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