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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco CA United States Public Safety 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
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
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation 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
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Page SUM 4,020,260

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Page SUM 4,020,260

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Page SUM 15,734,078

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF United States Public Safety 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
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation 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
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Page SUM 4,020,260

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13110 records found.