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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley 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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College 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
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
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools 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
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco 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
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development 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
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other 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
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development 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
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support 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
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Billerica Memorial High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Childrens Miracle Network UT Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Love Inc of Greater Hillsboro OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee 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
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maasai American Organization United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cause Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.