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
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda 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
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco 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
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara 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
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo 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
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo 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
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
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety 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
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda 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
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety 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
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Attention Inc. CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Billerica Memorial High School MA Education 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
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mayer Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Twenty-Fourth Street Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Burundi Friends International United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Lionheart School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Beach Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maysville Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.