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
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation 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
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation 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
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services 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
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One Mission Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maysville Elementary School GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety 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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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Phillips Brooks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schumann Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
South Milwaukee High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sea Park Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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