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)
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pine Street Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Voces de la Frontera N/A WI United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,064,314

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pine Street Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Voto Latino Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Voces de la Frontera N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,064,314

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Foundation Center CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Convergence DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Counseling and Support Services for Youth CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 724,758

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