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
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Education for Change Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Page SUM 8,089,711

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Page SUM 8,089,711

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment 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
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Birchwood Middle School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monte Rio Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.