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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,297,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Page SUM 1,210,980

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross HI Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 557,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alameda County Arts Commission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Patrick's Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Page SUM 1,210,980

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13110 records found.