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 ascending
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
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
Page SUM 5,025,352

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
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
Page SUM 5,025,352

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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13110 records found.