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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences 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
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara 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
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Edward Neill Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
O'Neill Elementary School NE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fishers Landing P T O United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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13110 records found.