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)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,092,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,092,950

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,092,950

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13110 records found.