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
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,680,390

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,680,390

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Lionheart School Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School LA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Heartspring Inc KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mayer Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fishers Landing P T O United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ladera Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Helen Keller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.