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)
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,885,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Thousand Currents Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. N/A WV United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Young Eisner Scholars N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,280,448

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,885,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Young Eisner Scholars N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,280,448

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
Relay Graduate School of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Friends Service Committee PA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,091
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Baby2Baby CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 133,380
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Senior Coastsiders Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Page SUM 2,931,746

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,885,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Thousand Currents United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Got Us Now Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,280,448

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13280 records found.