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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 210
Precita Eyes Muralists San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 210
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 210
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 208
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 203
West Valley Mission Community College District Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 203
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 202
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,046

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
Creating Hope International MI Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Relay Graduate School of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -55,000,000
Page SUM -58,634,446

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