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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
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
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
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,415,588

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Common Counsel Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
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
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Page SUM 17,228,598

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