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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 169,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 85,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alena Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 169,350

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13110 records found.