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)
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 976,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 976,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 976,000

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13110 records found.