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
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -22,033,602

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -22,033,602

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amherst College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Goal Inc RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Little Steps SC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Posse Foundation Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thistle Farms United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beat the Streets Providence United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Recovery Management Services Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hampshire College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,000

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13110 records found.