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
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
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Edward Neill Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Carey University MS Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
O'Neill Elementary School NE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southwest Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Phillips Brooks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Comienza Community Prep United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sea Park Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fishers Landing P T O United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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13110 records found.