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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 14,681,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.