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
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Alianza Americas San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Alianza Americas San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AI4ALL Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Define American KY Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
National District Attorneys Association VA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 793,172
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Amplio Network WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Page SUM 15,719,149

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Alianza Americas United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
AI4ALL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.