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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 241,820

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Vassar College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 416,570

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Gateways TX Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bethlehem Inn OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 5,806,573

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Vassar College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phoenix Children's Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 166,820

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13110 records found.