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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,200
Claremont Graduate University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,034
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Discovery Land Company Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,200
Claremont Graduate University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,034
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Discovery Land Company Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 978
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UnCommon Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Waterside Workshops CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,125
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 169,553

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,200
Claremont Graduate University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,034
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Discovery Land Company Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,330,234

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13280 records found.