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)
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,970,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pahara Institute Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,970,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation Center CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,356,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pahara Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,970,500

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13110 records found.