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
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
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
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
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor 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
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture 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
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
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
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
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor 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
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School DE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jefferson Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Enfoque Ciudad United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.