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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda 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
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development 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
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools 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
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda 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
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools 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
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support 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
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Carver Elementary School SC Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Penn-Mansfield Junior Senior High School PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Phillips Brooks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hanoi University of Science and Technology Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Southwest Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Comienza Community Prep United States Education Corporate 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
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Pepin Academies Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sanyu Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.