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
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. N/A TN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 19,885,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.