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
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,465,588

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,465,588

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monte Rio Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
William Winsor School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portsmouth High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montana Land Reliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marvin Lewis Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Very Large Data Bases United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fishers Landing P T O United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.