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
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation 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
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda 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
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco 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
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda 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
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco 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
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Compassion International CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
DeMarillac Academy CA Education Corporate 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
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture 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
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
O'Neill Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.