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
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
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
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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
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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Pepin Academies Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PORCH-Durham NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Burundi Friends International CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Syringa Mountain Charter School ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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