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
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Page SUM 5,045,352

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Page SUM 5,045,352

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NYOS Charter School Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College 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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jefferson Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Church of the Nativity United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PS 373 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cause Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.