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
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Lionheart School Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School LA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Heartspring Inc KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mayer Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Page SUM 60,003

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SARTECH United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PORCH-Durham United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Edward Neill Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor 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
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NYOS Charter School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.