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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center on Halsted N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,042,579

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center on Halsted N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,042,579

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Org Inc MO International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Academy Parents Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Page SUM 661,026

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,042,579

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13110 records found.