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
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development 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
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
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
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences 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
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
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara 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
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development 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
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 215,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
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
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences 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
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
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara 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
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sanyu Learning Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Church of the Nativity CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Enfoque Ciudad CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
St. Matthew School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mayer Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Twenty-Fourth Street Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Burundi Friends International United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.