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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation N/A MD United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 997,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 997,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Page SUM 1,559,888

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 997,750

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13110 records found.