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 ascending
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Press Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Alter Global IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative NM Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dev Color CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
CareMessage CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latinos for Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.