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
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development 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
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety 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
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
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation 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
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development 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
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety 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
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation 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
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Safechild NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Edward Neill Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
O'Neill Elementary School NE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Develop It NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South Milwaukee High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schumann Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hanoi University of Science and Technology Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Southwest Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.