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
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,499,885

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,499,885

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Teachers Elementary Academy IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sanyu Learning Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Winsor School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor 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
Wickham Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Very Large Data Bases United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Mission Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tolar Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Birchwood Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monte Rio Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.