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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate 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
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration 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
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
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. 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
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Richmond Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jefferson Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Burundi Friends International CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Schumann Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc KY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monte Rio Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Very Large Data Bases United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.