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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 9,890,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 9,890,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Helen Keller Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School 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
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Matthew School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Syringa Mountain Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mayer Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Twenty-Fourth Street Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Burundi Friends International United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.