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 ascending
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
5280 High School N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ceiba Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
5280 High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ceiba Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Brothers for Life N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New York Public Radio NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative NM Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union for International Cancer Control Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
5280 High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ceiba Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Brothers for Life United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.