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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 504,889

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 625
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 504,889

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PTA Hawaii Congress HI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Child Aid OR Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,584,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Neighborhood House Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 792,100

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13110 records found.