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
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 5,977,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 5,977,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University RI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tolar Elementary School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment 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
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NYOS Charter School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SARTECH United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PORCH-Durham United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.