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 ascending
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -22,033,602

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami UT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,000

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