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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Page SUM 869,220

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Page SUM 869,220

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Gateways TX Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 5,906,855

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Page SUM 869,220

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13110 records found.