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
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara 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
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice 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
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara 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
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture 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
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support 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
South Milwaukee High School WI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sea Park Elementary School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southwest Elementary School KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abortion Care Network MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support 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.