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 Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,499,885

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,499,885

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Southwest Elementary School KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sea Park Elementary School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Abortion Care Network MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Matthew School NJ Religion Corporate 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
National Teachers Elementary Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maasai American Organization United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Enfoque Ciudad United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Winsor School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Carver Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.