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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Civic Design N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Big Green N/A CO United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Page SUM 11,758,084

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Civic Design N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Big Green N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Page SUM 11,758,084

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Education Cities Inc TN Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
FCL Educational Fund CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Page SUM 79,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Civic Design United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Big Green United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Page SUM 11,758,084

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13110 records found.