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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare 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
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 9,890,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 9,890,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portsmouth High School NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education 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
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Pepin Academies Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sanyu Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Matthew School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.