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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,465,588

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,465,588

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Richmond Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jefferson Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Burundi Friends International CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South Milwaukee High School WI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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