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, and corporate 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)
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Page SUM 864,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Page SUM 864,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation Center CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,271,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodWhat Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Page SUM 864,300

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13110 records found.