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
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 9,890,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 9,890,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portsmouth High School NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate 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
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor 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
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lead Mine Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Pepin Academies Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.