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)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
All Stars Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Bridges Community Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Wapiyapi N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University in Cairo N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
All Stars Project Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Bridges Community Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Wapiyapi N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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