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, and corporate 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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health 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
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health 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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Syringa Mountain Charter School ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lead Mine Elementary School NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Twenty-Fourth Street Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Phillips Brooks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Page SUM 60,003

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Burundi Friends International United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Penn-Mansfield Junior Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.