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
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 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
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
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
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
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 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
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
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
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
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support 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
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Twenty-Fourth Street Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Lionheart School Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School LA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Heartspring Inc KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Playing at Learning CA Education 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
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NYOS Charter School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SARTECH United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PORCH-Durham United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Edward Neill Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.