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
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,680,390

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,680,390

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southwest Elementary School KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abortion Care Network MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sea Park Elementary School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services 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
Wose Community Church of Oakland United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc 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
Montana Land Reliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marvin Lewis Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.