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
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo 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
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda 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
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 22,096,729

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 22,096,729

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Seedlings of Change Inc MT Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Attention Inc. CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Childrens Miracle Network UT Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 70,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sanyu Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Edward Neill Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NYOS Charter School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.