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
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 5,977,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 5,977,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Burundi Friends International CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South Milwaukee High School WI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Schumann Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc KY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture 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
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
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate 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
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.