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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
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
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education 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
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education 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
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda 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
Wickham Elementary School IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cause Fund Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tolar Elementary School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Maysville Elementary School GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health 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
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
SARTECH United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.