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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center on Halsted N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Association of University Women Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center on Halsted N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Association of University Women Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,599,379

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Living Classroom United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shane's Inspiration United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,599,379

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13110 records found.