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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Responsive Politics N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Buddhist Global Relief N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 697,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Responsive Politics N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Buddhist Global Relief N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 697,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bat Conservation International, Inc. TX Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Spark Microgrants NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Population Action International DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
iCivics MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Page SUM 6,031,897

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Buddhist Global Relief United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 697,500

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13110 records found.