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
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Education for Change Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Page SUM 8,089,711

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Page SUM 8,089,711

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Winsor School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Teachers Elementary Academy IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feeding America DC Food Security 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
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Helen Keller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Safechild United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.