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
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture 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
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
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences 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
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture 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
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
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences 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
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tolar Elementary School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maysville Elementary School GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University RI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation 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
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monte Rio Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sanyu Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Very Large Data Bases United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Mission Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Maasai American Organization United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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13110 records found.