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)
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Make the Road New York N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 68,200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Desert Aids Project N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Valle Monte League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Woke Inc. N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -196
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,600
Page SUM 1,709,390

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Make the Road New York N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 68,200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Desert Aids Project N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Valle Monte League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Woke Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -196
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 22,600
Page SUM 1,687,390

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13280 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Make the Road New York United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 68,200
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Desert Aids Project United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Valle Monte League United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
West Valley Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Woke Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -196
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,600
Page SUM 1,687,390

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13280 records found.