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
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 22,096,729

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 22,096,729

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Billerica Memorial High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Childrens Miracle Network UT Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 70,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ladera Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Syringa Mountain Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maysville Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montana Land Reliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.