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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 263,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 263,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 702,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
InsightShare Network England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dignity Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 481,150

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13110 records found.