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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development 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
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences 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
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences 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
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture 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
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Birchwood Middle School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cause Fund Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monte Rio Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Richmond Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Winsor School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate 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
Phillips Brooks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portsmouth High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
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
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