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
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,680,390

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,680,390

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts and Culture 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
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Winsor School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Southern California CA Education 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
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Phillips Brooks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portsmouth High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fishers Landing P T O United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ladera Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.