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)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Lung Association in California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 7,650,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Waterloo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Lung Association in California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 7,650,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Student Conservation Association, Inc. NH Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Educators for Excellence NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Clark University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 154,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Waterloo Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
El Dorado Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Lung Association in California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 7,650,650

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13110 records found.