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
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara 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
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Edward Neill Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
O'Neill Elementary School NE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University RI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Page SUM 60,003

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South Milwaukee High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.