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)
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Hawaii N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hirsch Metro High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hirsch Metro High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,174,539

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Hawaii United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girltrek Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hirsch Metro High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Squash On Track United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,174,539

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13110 records found.