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)
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Moses Church N/A MD United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A NM United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Justice Foundation N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Keep Memory Alive N/A NV United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 9,097,682

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Syracuse University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Christianity Today International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Cardigan Mountain School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,081,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The SAMFund MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,368,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Syracuse University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Christianity Today International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Cardigan Mountain School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,081,250

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13110 records found.