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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
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
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
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
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support 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
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo International Development 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
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health 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
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
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Church of the Nativity CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cause Fund Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Helen Keller Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sanyu Learning Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development 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
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sanyu Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Safechild United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Helen Keller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Phillips Brooks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portsmouth High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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