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 descending
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Economic Policy Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 14,681,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MyPath United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.