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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA 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
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration 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
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo 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
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Prairie Winds Elementary School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Helen Keller Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PS 373 NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor 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
Abortion Care Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Matthew School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mayer Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.