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
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services 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
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support 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
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
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment 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
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Jefferson Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Burundi Friends International CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc KY General Nonprofit Support Corporate 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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Page SUM 60,003

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
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
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montana Land Reliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marvin Lewis Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.