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
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
College Track Alameda CA United States Education 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
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development 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
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development 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
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
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
College Track Alameda Education 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
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development 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
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Carey University MS Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Mission Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of National Guard Families MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portsmouth High School NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton 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
Cause Fund Inc 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
JDRF International United States Health 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
Lead Mine Elementary School United States Education Corporate 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
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment 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
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.