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
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Page SUM 5,045,352

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Page SUM 5,045,352

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tolar Elementary School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of National Guard Families MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monte Rio Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Helen Keller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Phillips Brooks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hanoi University of Science and Technology Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portsmouth High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.