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)
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A MN United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,368,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Hope N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 209,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 209,450

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