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)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc N/A CT United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,772,655

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 474,325

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13110 records found.