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
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sea Park Elementary School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southwest Elementary School KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abortion Care Network MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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