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
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Heartspring Inc KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mayer Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Lionheart School Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
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