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
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion 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
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Helen Keller Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Pepin Academies Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education 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
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education 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
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Syringa Mountain Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enfoque Ciudad United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.