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)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
If Not Now N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vision Y Compromiso N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Atheists, Inc. N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 772,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crisis Text Line N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
If Not Now N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vision Y Compromiso N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Atheists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 772,150

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Appalshop Inc KY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Ukiah CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Latinos for Education Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Callipeplon Society CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl CA Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Lomita Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catlin Gabel School OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Lyceum Schools Inc LA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,958,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Urban School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
If Not Now United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vision Y Compromiso United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Atheists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 772,150

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13280 records found.