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
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
DeMarillac Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Compassion International CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
John Lynch Foundation FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Groner K-8 School OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,450
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Attention Inc. CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
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