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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Restoring Justice N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 528
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 16,200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 230,157
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Blackroots Alliance N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands Inc N/A VI Virgin Islands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 21,300
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 525
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,400
Page SUM 388,360

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Restoring Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 528
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 16,200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 230,157
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Blackroots Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2020 21,300
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 525
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,400
Page SUM 388,360

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ted Foundation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Esalen Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 250
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2020 120,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2020 250
The LGBT Community Center of the Desert CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 350
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2020 2,166,667
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Topos Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2020 144,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 22,700
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Upward Roots Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,000
Page SUM 6,472,717

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Restoring Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 528
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 16,200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 230,157
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Blackroots Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands Inc Virgin Islands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 21,300
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 525
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,400
Page SUM 388,360

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14797 records found.