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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Redwood City School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Love Inc of Greater Hillsboro OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Bay School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Seedlings of Change Inc MT Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
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