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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A MN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shades LLC N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 32,901,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Speaker Series N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brighter Green, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 14,170,387

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Friends of the Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Glasswing International USA NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 687,905

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Speaker Series United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brighter Green, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 14,170,387

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13110 records found.