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
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 5,977,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 5,977,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Comienza Community Prep CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Pepin Academies Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enfoque Ciudad CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of National Guard Families MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate 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
California Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Teachers Elementary Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Winsor School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Safechild United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Very Large Data Bases United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Carver Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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