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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 193,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Prince of Peace Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Prince of Peace Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 721,525

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