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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. N/A TN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Rethink Charity Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2019 711,536
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
Local Initiatives Support Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
National Immigration Forum Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 734,750
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 748,806
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Define American KY Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc KY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Housing California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 14,857,764

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Better Markets Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Rethink Charity United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.