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
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 17,304,179

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 17,304,179

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Compassion International CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
DeMarillac Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
John Lynch Foundation FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Groner K-8 School OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,450
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Seedlings of Change Inc MT Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 68,130

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Monte Rio Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cause Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hanoi University of Science and Technology Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.