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)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African Parks Foundation of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised