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
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
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development 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
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security 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
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
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
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security 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
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Penn-Mansfield Junior Senior High School PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Phillips Brooks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare 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
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jefferson Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enfoque Ciudad United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.