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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
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
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,499,885

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Helen Keller Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PS 373 NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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