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)
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A SC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,126,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,126,910

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,126,910

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13110 records found.