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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 212,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote Solar Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 212,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wheelock College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 599,633

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pahara Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,767,558

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13110 records found.