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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,725,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,725,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc CT Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
5280 High School CO Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Literate Nation Us CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 994,870

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,725,550

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13110 records found.