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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Safechild NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Edward Neill Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
O'Neill Elementary School NE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cause Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Heartspring Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South Milwaukee High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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13110 records found.