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)
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
IGEM Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,457,511

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 887,300

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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
Page SUM 1,236,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
With Grace Foundation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 887,300

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13110 records found.