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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NutritionFacts.org N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 282,953

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 30,109,579

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