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
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 22,096,729

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Love Inc of Greater Hillsboro OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Billerica Memorial High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Childrens Miracle Network UT Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Seedlings of Change Inc MT Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 70,000

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