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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health 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
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
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health 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
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
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture 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
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tolar Elementary School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maysville Elementary School GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland CA Religion Corporate 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
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
O'Neill Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.