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)
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UMBC Foundation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 206,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Page SUM 877,750

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