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 ascending
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,166,484

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,166,484

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Black Media CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 10,000,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 10,094,911

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13110 records found.