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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Page SUM 565,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,422,900

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