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
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portsmouth High School NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kehillah Jewish High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Page SUM 60,003

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sanyu Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Church of the Nativity United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cause Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.